Graham Sustainability Institute

Graham Scholars Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 8, 2020

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Congratulations Graduating Scholars -- from all of us at the Graham Institute!

Recently, Graham leaders recognized graduating Sustainability Scholars achievements remotely. Pictured above, (left to right) Alex Haddad (Communications Manager), Jennifer Haverkamp (Director), Elizabeth LaPorte (Education Program Manager), and Katelin Davis (Development Director) all congratulated the graduating Scholars that participated in the remote celebration. Jennifer Haverkamp remarked on how important it is for Scholars to continue to be actively engaged throughout their lives.

"In order to solve the inextricably-connected problems we have at home, we need an actively engaged, globally-savvy citizenry. As a sustainability leader and with your education, you are exactly what an engaged citizenry needs. We need you to keep your colleagues, friends, and family well-informed about global and national events..."

"Graham Scholars Class of 2020, go boldly forth and embrace what awaits you. All of us here today can’t wait to see what you do with your enormous gifts, your fine Michigan education, and your sustainability leadership experience. You are primed to make a real difference. You fill us with pride, and with enormous hope for the world’s people and the planet’s future."

—Jennifer Haverkamp, Graham Family Director of the Graham Sustainability Institute

Celebrating Graduating Scholars
(Find out what three graduating Scholars plan to do in the near future)

2020 Graduating Scholars

  • Alexis Garcia
  • Anagha Mulpur
  • Ayako Tischler
  • Caroline Baloga
  • Crede Strauser
  • Elsa Borrello
  • Emily Alexander
  • Gillian Yerington
  • Jennifer Maiorana
  • Jillian Li
  • Josh Piepszowski
  • Kara Steshetz
  • Karlie Cradock
  • Keny Patel
  • Kristen Hayden
  • Lauren E Watkins
  • Logan Vear
  • Megan A Jones
  • Michi Ota
  • Mitch Mead
  • Olivia J Stillman
  • Rhea Seth

Learn more about the Scholars Program

  • Complementary to many academic programs (Program in the Environment, Program in Sustainable Engineering, and the Business and Sustainability Concentration), the co-curricular Graham Sustainability Scholars program was established in 2010
  • Join a growing cohort of approximately 300 Scholars Alumni/ae, and more than 1,000 U-M Sustainability Fellows and Scholars professionals
  • We are deeply grateful for our donor Donald Graham and the UM Provost Office for supporting Graham Scholars

At the Graham Sustainability Institute, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission of engaging, empowering, and supporting faculty, staff, and students to foster sustainability solutions includes ensuring that each member of our community thrives. We believe that diversity is key to empowerment, and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning, and leadership.